OF BEAVER COUNTY at PNC Park when the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Chicago Cubs.
Ryan is hoping to reach the thousands in attendance, with the help of the Pirates organization, to deliver a message that the agency is searching for adult mentors.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County’s goal for 2012 is to recruit 100 new mentors to help reduce the number of children on the waiting to be matched list. There are 90 children on the waiting list that are waiting for their Big Brother, Sister, or Couple… waiting for their success story.
The agency is currently working with the Pirates organization to come up with a way to engage the crowd at PNC Park on the 24th so anyone interested in becoming a mentor can contact the agency to get started.
About Ryan Potter
Ryan Potter is a Little Brother with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles agency. He feels strongly about the agency’s mission, since his Big Brother has had so much of an impact on his life. He was very excited to try to help kick-start the efforts of the Beaver County based agency.
Ryan is a young actor on the rise, best known for his lead role of Mike Fukanaga in the hit Nickelodeon show "Supah Ninjas," currently filming its second season in Pittsburgh. Ryan has also appeared in several episodes of "Fred the Show" and the smash hit game show "Figure it Out," both on Nickelodeon. However, Ryan's most important role is that of Little Brother to his Big of 8 years, James Glover.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County is one of over 400 nationwide affiliates of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. It has been the leader in one-to-one service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people.
Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County serves 350 children and an equal number of volunteer mentors each year. The agency recently relocated to new headquarters in a refurbished Victorian-era office building located at1475 Third Avenue in New Brighton.
The agency mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1 to 1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Research conducted on Big Brothers Big Sisters programs nationwide has demonstrated that vulnerable youth matched with a Big Brother or Sister mentor are less likely to use drugs and to start drinking, do better in school, and are less likely to resort to violence.
For information about donating, volunteering, or enrolling a child please visit www.bcbigs.org.